Blackburn Men’s Fastball League (BMFL) in the News (Yet Again)
A big ‘thank you’ to the Orleans Star/Weekly Journal for another great article about the BMFL.
Blackburn Fastball League looks to expand
Source: Orleans Star/Weekly Journal
February 24th 2008, 14:14
The Blackburn Menâ€™s Fastball League (BMFL) is preparing for its 27th season, one which could see its first expansion in several years.
â€œOur registration will begin in early March,â€ said BMFL President Wayne Hunter. â€œAfter our exciting playoffs in 2007, we canâ€™t wait for the snow to melt to get back on the ball diamond.â€
For the first time in more than a decade, the league is looking to expand, said Hunter. Currently sitting at eight teams â€“ each with colourful names like the Ball Bangers, Guzzlers, Stanâ€™s Diner Draughts and Good olâ€™ Boys â€“ Hunter says the league is looking to add one more to the mix, possibly as early as this season.
Many young players who have graduated from OrlÃ©ansâ€™ minor fastball program are expected to join the menâ€™s league, said BMFL board member Tyler Cox.
â€œWe are making a concerted effort to recruit new members,â€ said Cox. â€œWe welcome everyone, including first-time fastball players.â€
The BMFL will hold two formal registration sessions. The first is on Tuesday, March 4, from 7-9 p.m. at the Blackburn Arms Pub on Innes Road in Blackburn Hamlet. The second is on Wednesday, March 5, from 7-9 p.m. at Wallyâ€™s Bistro and Bar on Innes Road, in Blackburn Hamlet.
Founded in 1982, the Blackburn Menâ€™s Fastball League is a recreational fast-pitch softball league based in Ottawaâ€™s Blackburn Hamlet. Its membership spans the region and includes players from 18-years-old through 50 and over. It is completely volunteer-run.
For more information about the BMFLâ€™s registration, please contact BMFL Executive Vice-President Steve Bovey at 613-824-1435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Orleans Star/Weekly Journal)
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